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September 11: Its Implications for American Jewry

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Publication Date: February 2003

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Steven F. Windmueller

Series: Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints, no.492, February 16 2003.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Political Behavior; Jewish organizations; War; Terrorism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The terrorist attacks of 9/11 had profound implications for American and world Jewry, the author contends. In response to these attacks, and to the second intifada, Jews are seeking to defend the essence of who they are as a people and as a civilization, he explains. The author discusses human dimensions to the effects of the attacks, institutional challenges revealed, and changing political realities.